Discovering jazz was a very liberating experience. A true breath of fresh air after attending a rather stuffy and elitist music school in my early youth in Stockholm. It meant a new freedom to express myself through jazz.

It began with Charlie Parker and continued with John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Charles Mingus and many more. I began to hang out and listened to the most dedicated jazz musicians in town such Bernt Rosengren and Christer Boustedt. It was in that world that I realised my true musical identity.